But to put that another way, the ground was so solidly packed with the interlocked skeletons of 17th-century victims of the Great Plague that the Tube’s 19th-century excavation teams couldn’t even hack their way through them all. The Tube thus had to swerve to the side along a subterranean detour in order to avoid this huge congested knot of skulls, ribs, legs, and arms tangled in the soil—an artificial geology made of people, caught in the throat of greater London.
i read shit like this and think what could my imagination possibly have to add
like how do i write something about london that’s weirder than london already is?
This past week has disappeared a lot faster than I was prepared for. It’s been filled mostly of packing, and hanging out with my family, and more packing, and saying goodbye, and figuring out my housing situation in London, and oh, did I mention more packing?
I move to London tomorrow.
Ever since I was a kid I would dream of moving out of my small town and heading off on some adventure somewhere else. Then after graduation I ended up having to come back home and deal with the rather mundane reality that is post-graduation life. Job applications. Existential anxiety. You know, the usual shenanigans of your first year out of university.
But the most unexpected thing for me this past year was the realisation that maybe, just maybe, living in Sweden wouldn’t be quite the fortress of solitude that I had built it up to be.
This past saturday I met two of my best friends for coffee to say goodbye. We meant to go to this café I love, only to show up and discover that it had been replaced during its summer hiatus. Despite out scepticism we opted to check out this new impostor – only to discover that this new place might just surpass the old one. (If y’all are curious, and in the Malmö area, check out Lotta Love. It’s epic and you won’t regret it. The chocolate cake is divine.) We chatted and laughed and got rained on, and it was just a perfect moment. But all three of us met when we went to high school in Malmö, and now we all live in wildly different places. So it’s rare that we all get to spend time together.
But there we were, together again at a great café, and I couldn’t help but feel like there was maybe a little something to the place I’d kind of given up on. I’ve found wonderful new cafés and shops. I’ve learned that there are cool and creative people to hang out with, with so much energy and passion. And I’ve loved being so close to my family and friends that call Sweden home.
So yes, I am moving to London tomorrow. And I am really frakking excited about it and have no clue when I’ll decide to come back here. But it feels good to know that there is something kind of awesome to come back to. So thanks Malmö and Skåne, it’s been real.
Stay tuned for dispatches from London!Late night ramblings AKA the Exile is over. This past week has disappeared a lot faster than I was prepared for. It’s been filled mostly of packing, and hanging out with my family, and more packing, and saying goodbye, and figuring out my housing situation in London, and oh, did I mention more packing?
I am so, so excited that Robot and Frank director Jake Schreier will be directing the Paper Towns film.
Jake is a brilliant director. He also really loves and cares about the book and its audience. (Before he got the job, he traveled to Orlando and tracked down all the real-life versions of the locations in the book just because he wanted to see the world through Q’s eyes as much as possible.)
With Jake, a great script written by the screenwriters of TFIOS, the same producers and studio, and the inimitable Nat Wolff playing Q, I’m really excited for the movie. GAH IT IS REALLY GOING TO HAPPEN YAY.
Hopefully we’ll learn more about casting soon. I’ll let you know the moment I hear anything!
I am soooooo excited about this (and the filmmaker in me is insanely jealous, but I’ll get over it) - Paper Towns is my fave John Green book and y’all should read it if you haven’t.
The YouTube community needs net neutrality.
The world is better off with Hannah’s videos in them. Not only is she absolutely hilarious, she inspires hundreds of thousands of people and encourages her audience to volunteer in communities around the world. We want to keep watching Hannah’s videos and she wants to keep making them. That’s why she was among the first to sign on for our Video Creators for Net Neutrality petition.
If big cable companies had their way, content would stop being equally accessible. For YouTubers, uploading videos would be next to impossible to begin with and we’d have to wait hours just to watch one video. Meanwhile, network television clips and dodgy advertisements would get priority access to your eyeballs.
We need to let the FCC know where we stand.
An Infinite List of Favorite Collections - Kristian Aadnevik A/W 2013 RTW